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Zilvai

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Within the Eyes of Sanguine Hue
« on: April 07, 2016, 05:50:10 AM »
Act I: Am I A Hero?



Within the vast verse of time, space and other strange things between there is little that truely holds significance, but then again, isn't that always left in the eye of the beholder? The term of signficance for one individual, a Fey'ri no less, was a rather singular definition. The only thing that really mattered to her was herself. Well, and ofcourse all those she finds important (for her use ofcourse. What'd you expect?).

"Zyk, would you kindly?" "Good timing, Zyk." "Zyk, we need you." "Oh look, it's Zyk." "Zyk, would you give me your oppinion?" She hated it and loved it at the same time. Is competence such a seldom thing to come by these days? Are the Mists so cramped with Prisoners with no means to help themselves or maybe she was just one of a kind. Infact, on that thought, she didn't even seem surprised at all. She was a girl with a vast amount of skillsets, or at least knew how to make herself such through other means and her intelligence whilst others acted more narrowminded to their talents. Or maybe she was just scrutinizing everyone to a point where she expected everything to perfection from that, which actually seemed to be the more fitting description. Regardless, people had this strange idolization for Zyk the last few weeks she had spent with them in the Mists.

Though her goals were quite the contrary then she let on (Like being a Sun Elf aspiring Bladesinger - what a ruse), it still made her look like quite the giving character. Funny, really. No one could notice that most of it was actually a self-aiding act. If she helps others, others will trust her and with trust comes knowledge, with knowledge comes power. Now this has actually proven to be a working concept. The things she figured out from people. The darkest, deepest secrets they have shared with her. It is astonishing really how much trust she gathered. Then again, she is sort of a hero, no? She -did- save them, countless of times, over and over again. But does that really make her a hero in the end if she truely seeks out her own goals only? Power, fame, fortune?
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Re: Within the Eyes of Sanguine Hue
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 07:56:10 AM »
Every story involves more then just an individual, especially this one. There would be no Zyk if it were just her in the wide spans of the Mists. No intrigue, no one to decieve, no one to abuse. It'd not be Zyk if she could do none of this, so here are a few individuals that have peeked her interest in just the right way.

Korvas has always been an interesting. Many would even claim him to be a Paladin by the books but the truth is he is just a good-aspiring Cleric to The Great Unknown... with an unhealthy hate for undead. What makes him much more interesting to Zyk was his talents as a meat-shield, let alone his vast knowledge in healing. Also, he does not really ask questions either. Zyk seemed to have made such a trusting ally to him that he simply accepts when she goes missing for a good few hours. The truth is that the feeling is mutual though. Perhaps Zyk even underestimate the intelligence Korvas has and this whole trust building relationship is all but a big mind game to get back at her some day! . . . Naaah - unlikely. But let alone Korvas' competence, she does get very agitated when people seem to smack talk against him. Zyk expects perfection of people, even if she does not let that on, but when others blame their faults on him she gets riled up to no bounds. Perhaps she does deem Korvas perfect in his role? He is -highly- competent at what he does, afterall.

Then there is Poppy, a sweet little hin girl. It was through her that Korvas' claim that Zyk was a hero even took fruit. Poppy's rather cute way with people seem to give her the 'Honest, innocent girl' impression. Then again you can't call it an impression if it is the truth. Poppy is little more then what she deems herself to be. Thought that is not to say she is useless in battle. Her wards have vast amounts of power and saved Zyk's life more then once.

On a matter between life and death, there was this interesting character in Zyk's life for a small while. Spooky, is what she went by - or more so was called by others. Zyk had suspicions, but suspicions alone that Spooky was... well - spooky? No, ghastly. You wouldn't want her as your foe. Little nutter that was, really, but did care for her friends (sort of). Zyk could have seen that sickle end up in her back at random one day, but when was the question. Who knows, maybe Spooky's dissapearance has something to do with that. It's yet to be seen.

Vernon of the wayfarers, or also known as 'kinship' (That term alone being almost funny for reasons best left unwritten), is a rather interesting individual in and of itself. Zyk considers him more a spare time amusement then anything she'd really spend too much time on. Probably better for her health too after what she gathered. Still waters are deep, as the saying goes.

Ahh, wonderful, wonderful Lucrezia. It is easy to say Zyk had managed to get a bit of a crush for that women, but that is not to be surprising. Intelligent, beautiful and powerful. The perfect package really with a very similar mindset on how to handle things. Also one of the few entities that manages to pluck at Zyk' submissive side which both makes Zyk disgusted and thrilled at the same time. Though a dangerous path to follow it has proven to be fruitful in the gains of knowledge and power, yet she knows one thing; Good things don't last. One thing she will just have to come to terms with, and already seems to be preparing for, is to cut that string in neigh future. Take what you can get, leave without a trace.

Emmanuelle Chevalier. Elegant name with little less elegance behind it. Crude with her vocabulary towards other individuals and even poorer treatment of those she does not deem worthy - which seem to be a few too many. Let alone the temporary, brutal death she had seemed to lighten up the individual. Keyword being 'seem' here. It came as no surprise to Zyk that there was more to Emmy then met the eye and she was even lucky enough to get an in on something, however disgusting it was. But in the end could you really consider it luck to be in the crosshairs of another individual for knowing too much? She just has to not urge the trigger, for now. Silence is an aspect she can keep to easily though... or not?

Lastly there is the sweetheart gentleman, Walter. If she could have a badass buttler, she'd choose him. The man holds such similar qualities to Lucrezia with the een better trait that his lifespan seems to exceed that of the others a lot more, even with his old age. Frnakly she is urged to take him in arms and smooch him in most lewd ways just because of who he was, but that'd really be counter productive for now. She does need her 'assets' freely in the game, for now, and her feelings for the older man is something he need not know of yet either for he knows way too much about her to begin with. Maybe she'll regret being so open with him one day, or perhaps it'll just strengthen their bond. Only the Stars know.

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Re: Within the Eyes of Sanguine Hue
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2016, 10:09:22 PM »
Death is really such a fickle thing. One moment you are alive and kicking then out of the blue you just drop down, face first into the soil - or in the case of Vernon the ever allmighty duelist, stumbling over a rock. Zyk expected everything to go wrong when she animated the group to go and hunt the Vampire but that - that was the epitome of surprises. Not like she minded. Vernon tripping over a rock, getting sucked dry of his blood, dieing right there and then to immense bloodloss with the pathetic Pitic Vrolock weakened not only from the many wounds they applied to him in that fight but also from the were-raven blood Vernon had. Everything good that could happen happened today. Two issues flickered out of the world and she had no absolute part in it but to pose as the hero. She really needed to outright contain her laugh and somber melody of joy as to how it all played off.

But a ruse is only a ruse if she goes through with it till the end. For now she'll pose as the sad little leader that lost a good companion that day. Everyone bought it. Casaanir, Garm, all those within that voyage of success. One Vrolock down, some more to go and a were-raven less to deal with. What an over-achieving day.

"Rest in Pieces, Vernon." Zyk cackled in her lonely moment.

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Re: Within the Eyes of Sanguine Hue
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 07:04:13 AM »
It's at an end. A short but wavery journey. Lucrezia... no more. Filled with grief she saw no more sense to continue. Zyk watched from her blooded pool as Helene drove the blade into the heart of the Vampress. She could nearly see herself in Helene's position but she wouldn't be as shy about the act as the heavy-hearted woman was. Then again Zyk never really had to bare with any loss. She didn't care about Vernon's death like Helene did. What if Walter had died and Zyk stood there then? Would she have been as shy as Helene then about fulfilling the deed? It was hard to say.

Fact remains though, ties were severed this day. Yet another Vampire less in this land and Zyk had little more to do in Bavoria - for now. Standing up from her own bloodpool she took hold of Lucrezia's cloak. She wanted at least one momento as she knew Helene would take the canvas for herself. Heading on out she peered at the other woman who offered a word of warning to Zyk at that point about wolves lingering out. Frankly the Fey'ri had trouble caring about anything at that point, but then it struck her... jealousy. Helene took the blade, the canvas... and any sort of closure she could find with Lucrezia. Anger boiled in her, but she had enough to contain a bit, though not enough to avoid word. Any sort of friendship that could have come from this was laid off at that point, there and then between the two. Simple, quick exchange of words before Zyk ultimately left; Left into the darkness, uncaring for the danger that was around. But that Darkness may hold some light and where else would one find such then in the City of Lights - Port-a-lucine?

"Never let power consume you. I will be sure to be the one to consume it instead." - Zyk

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Re: Within the Eyes of Sanguine Hue
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2016, 01:40:07 PM »
Chapter 2: Light Is the New Dark



Port-a-Lucine, the City of Lights; Truly an ironic name if you think about it. Politics and factions secretly striving for power, doing anything possible to get it. Cloak and dagger, that’s what rules the City and it was obvious to Zyk why Walter wanted in on it all. However the opportunities there are vast in number and there is one faction that seemed particularly aspiring to become something even greater and make people greater. But there was something to be done first; participate in the tournoi that took place in Port-a-Lucine.

While the Tournament does take priority there was another matter that needed attending first and it took place in Vallaki. Vampire hunt number three: The Rose Vampire, so they called him. He was a thorn in the side before Zyk even decided to move towards the City of Lights. Let alone she did promise to help Korvas on the matter. Fortunately Walter decided to join in on the matter but even with their combined force things went horribly south. Zyk played her cards to soon, and while she bested the vampire with an item she acquired before, all the Vampire needed to do was Mistform out of struggle just before she could stake him. Agonizing, really, especially what was to follow. Korvas had been felled by the time they made it to the Vampires Lair. Four people  were left to fight: Walter, Poppy, Zyk and Stephan. Lacking wards and everything Zyk was out of luck, especially as she was given the fatal blow from the Vampric sword into her chest, tearing the side of her heart open. She fell nearly lifeless to the ground. Poppy held much the similar fate though unlike Zyk, Poppy did not make it. Stephan had a choice to save her or Poppy with a Mist Orb he found in the lair, thus he decided to save Zyk with it. Poppy died that day… bringing much grief to many of her friends. It even made Zyk hurt. For some reason she’d always seen Poppy as her innocence.

Walter and Zyk left together that day, after they had ultimately slain the Vampire with a few other heroes. They did not attend Poppy’s burial either, too hurt. It was a quiet journey back to Port-a-Lucine and there is where they parted for a while to; get things straight within their mind again after such a loss.

A week later it was finally time for the tournament. Zyk did not expect much from it but did see it as a good chance to prove herself. She was glad she had someone like Walter around to fight alongside. She was even honored to be asked to be his partner for it. What was even more intriguing was that they managed to win, too, in their bracket. The gold was a nice addition, but it was all the more alluring to be able to brag about it too. It surely made things brighter after the prior loss.

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Re: Within the Eyes of Sanguine Hue
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 01:53:58 PM »
Here is a small story on the matter of Irony: A Paladin taking advice from a demonblood. The thought itself seems nearly utopish but everything can be done if the moment is right. It's all a matter of trust, silvertongued words and patience. This little story could perhaps be one of Zyks greatest successes in her time.

While the Mist Camp is usually a dull place, it became less so with Zachary being around. Infact it was one of the few places Zyk could meet him without arrousing too much suspicion... though that one day she met him he was awefully hurt and tired. Hurt in the form of feelings, not any physical state. The man was broken, believing his deeds were for naught - that all he brought was death. Zyk did agree with him, only in her head though, but that is what aspired her about him. He -was- a bringer of death, much like her in some way, but for the other edge of the alignment scale. His executions brought life and made allies in places Zyk could but hope to get. Instead of voicing all these thoughts though she thought she could use it all to her advantage. What good is a Paladin if he is broken and can't fulfill his 'duty' afterall? Besides, he was killing everything that would piss off Zyk to begin with. She can't have such a toy sulking around and forget what he has to do. She needed him to continue; To have him purge all the miscreants that could be a bother.

"You're so aspiring to me."
"Your deeds are for the best of all."
"You grant life to all those that you save from these evil beings."
"You inspire me to be like you, a better person!"

Blah, blah, blah. Words, just words - but so believeable... and to top it all off why not give him the ultimate aspect of trust? You are right in what you are thinking now, she -did- reveal her nature to him. What she was, a Fey'ri. He might have been taken back at first but did it not seal the bond in the end? Afterall she showed him she "trusted" him with the knowledge. Now poor Zachary is lead to believe that Zyk actually means to be some sort of Good-Moraled Fey'ri, trying to find her place in the world. While the latter may be true, the first surely isn't.

The world could burn, as long as she could live. Then again the world is much funner with things to toy around with. Play them like a puppet.